Baker qualifies to run for mayor of Clanton

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 3, 2008

Ann Baker has qualified to run for mayor of Clanton.

Baker is a retired cosmetologist of 25 years and presently serves on the Clanton City Council. She is married to Carl Baker Jr., and they are parents of two children, Adriane (Joe) B. Dennis and P. Barry (Tara) Baker. They have three grandchildren: Adalyne and Austin Dennis and Anna Kathryn Baker.

Baker is a member of West End Baptist Church where she serves on the building committee and grounds committee and as a nursery volunteer and a video/audio camera operator.

She is a 1963 graduate of Chilton County High School. She and her husband own Clanton Furniture Company.

Additional certifications include cosmetology certification (1964), certified municipal officer training program (advanced and basic degree), master gardener (2003) and Chilton Leadership graduate (1998).

“Everyday, our city makes decisions that affect the lives of all families. As your mayor, I will take that responsibility seriously and will always do what is right and fair for the citizens of Clanton,” Baker said.

“I want to thank you for allowing me to serve as your council member for 24 years. Many of you have had needs, and I have enjoyed fulfilling those needs and making every effort to solve your problem. I am a servant of the people, and your problems and needs have always been my focus. I am never to busy to listen and answer any question you might have,” she added.

In addition to being a council member, Baker serves on the water and sewer board, tree/beautification board, Chilton County Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Ambassador, Order of the Eastern Star, CITY Program Board of Directors, Chilton County Airport Authority, Career/Tech Advisory Board, Board of Education Wellness Policy Committee, CMS and CCHS FACS Advisory Board, Extension Advisory Board and Habitat for Humanity.

“I appreciate the confidence you have shown in my leadership as a council member. Now, it is my desire to serve as your mayor. With new leadership, positive ideas and a great deal of community pride, our city will progress and move forward,” Baker said.